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    My xbox 360 will not read disks any more so i think the laser has gone. My Warranty has run out so microsoft wont fix it. Does anybody know if i claimed to have the 3 rings of red would they extensively check this or has anybody else tried this?

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    i think they check all consoles. google 'how to get RROD' and see if you vcan find it.

    Isn't it ironic, you can never get RROD when you want it.

    I'm sure they'd power it up... anyone know a way to create the three rings?

    Suppose you could overheat it - pack stuff around the ventilation...?

    oh my gosh you killed it playing GTA IV

    Original Poster

    I questioned him on how appaling it is that xbox 360 has such a high failure rate and he actually just laughed about it. If i did induce the rrod however, would they fix my laser problem as well.

    [email protected];2056944

    I'm sure they'd power it up... anyone know a way to create the three … I'm sure they'd power it up... anyone know a way to create the three rings?Suppose you could overheat it - pack stuff around the ventilation...?



    That only gets 2Red lights.

    and when it cools down they go.

    t0mm;2056937

    i think they check all consoles. google 'how to get RROD' and see if you … i think they check all consoles. google 'how to get RROD' and see if you vcan find it.Isn't it ironic, you can never get RROD when you want it.



    Fraud warranty claims is not a good thing!

    Original Poster

    Nemz;2056947

    oh my gosh you killed it playing GTA IV



    Iv actually hardly used it lol but my mate just got one i went to play pro evolution with him then bang none of my disks would load. Bloody typical

    I Got It To RROD in A Wierd Way I Heated It Up By Leaving It On Then … I Got It To RROD in A Wierd Way I Heated It Up By Leaving It On Then Shock Freezed It By Hurrying Up And Putting It Into The Freezer

    qazim;2056957

    Fraud warranty claims is not a good thing!



    How's it fraud?

    When they turn it on it'll have the RROD.

    mines just dies playing gtaiv, goit the 3 red rings, tried resetting it a couple of times and still got the 3 red rings.

    So i contacted supprt and they have arranged to collect it, thing is it's working again now, should i cancel the collection or is it likely to keep happening?

    t0mm;2056972

    How's it fraud?When they turn it on it'll have the RROD.



    Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.

    There apparantly if googled about is a grey area in the whole sales of goods act, goods should be deemed to last a certain amount of time, regardless of what so called "warranty" is placed on them. Exactly how old is the 360? What retailer did you purchase the item from?

    Might be worth a shot with either the retailer or Microsoft, by investigating your consumers rights first, perhaps try some forums or even your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

    As much as I love my own Xbox 360 Microsoft have hardly had a succesful track record with builds of the console, might be worth complaining and seeing if they would honour a repair outside the deemed "warranty" period, especially if its a 360 that is only just outside of warranty.

    Sods law though that it hasn't failed on RROD where you would not have to even bother looking into consumers rights.

    Original Poster

    qazim;2056983

    Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by … Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.



    To be honest though they should be repairing them anyway, its not fair they conk out so quickly

    qazim;2056983

    Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by … Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.



    If the faults there whats to complain, don't tell me you wouldnt do it if yours broke.

    Same thing happend to my boyfriend, put it on one day and it wasn't reading discs. He rang up his little brother (who bought it, got bored of it and 'leant' it to us) who said he'd bought it from Game with the extra warranty - however my OH took a chance and took it back to a different Game, without the receipt or any details of the warranty, and they just swapped it over for him.

    Might be worth a try if you can recall where you bought it? You might have to be loose with the truth mind, not all shop assistants hate their workplaces as much as the guy that served my bf obviously did!

    mattb_1987;2057007

    To be honest though they should be repairing them anyway, its not fair … To be honest though they should be repairing them anyway, its not fair they conk out so quickly



    That's true.....OP should phone up Microsoft tech support and get the claim escalated to supervisor who should get it done for free...if not OP could try writing letter of complaint, not breaking the console for a fraud claim....ita wrong.

    t0mm;2057012

    If the faults there whats to complain, don't tell me you wouldnt do it … If the faults there whats to complain, don't tell me you wouldnt do it if yours broke.



    No I would complain and if I got no where, I would buy another one, but this time the Elite version

    Lol mine wouldn't read disk properly, and microsoft wantd me to pay to get it repaired so i got a sledge hammer and smashed it to little bits he he. Stupid yes but now i can get a PS3 for MGS lol

    Original Poster

    This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol

    I was quoted £20 by the local flasher for a new laser to be bought and fitted.

    Original Poster

    smudge616;2057081

    Lol mine wouldn't read disk properly, and microsoft wantd me to pay to … Lol mine wouldn't read disk properly, and microsoft wantd me to pay to get it repaired so i got a sledge hammer and smashed it to little bits he he. Stupid yes but now i can get a PS3 for MGS lol



    Nice idea, i fancy doing something extreme to mine. I already got a ps3 anyway so il prob just stick to that in future

    Then you know what to do.

    *Cough PS3 Cough*

    mattb_1987;2057085

    This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty … This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol



    Ok ring them up explain, it came with 3 months warranty but couple of weeks after ti broke, they will repair it, i have faith in Microsoft
    If they dont listen ask to speak to supervisor then if they still dont listen get in contact with
    Consumer Direct
    consumerdirect.gov.uk/

    But they will trust!

    t0mm;2057098

    Then you know what to do. *Cough PS3 Cough*



    LOL!

    PS3 has a 40/60GB HDD compared to the 120GB in the Elite. Xbox has a far better online community and with Blu-ray apparently going to 360 as well, it seems logical that the 360 is the console to buy.

    mattb_1987;2057085

    This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty … This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol



    I would take it straight back to the shop - a warranty is in addition to your statutory rights and something as expensive as an x-box should not die after 3.5 months thus it's not really fit for purpose.

    qazim;2057105

    LOL!PS3 has a 40/60GB HDD compared to the 120GB in the Elite. Xbox has a … LOL!PS3 has a 40/60GB HDD compared to the 120GB in the Elite. Xbox has a far better online community and with Blu-ray apparently going to 360 as well, it seems logical that the 360 is the console to buy.



    Ps3 can be upgraded to 250 i believe?
    PS3 is free online, i don't give a toss if xbox has a bigger community, if i can play online that's fine.

    Bluray games? no. just dvds.

    AND

    apparently is the key word. go google its definition.

    superfran;2057109

    I would take it straight back to the shop - a warranty is in addition to … I would take it straight back to the shop - a warranty is in addition to your statutory rights and something as expensive as an x-box should not die after 3.5 months thus it's not really fit for purpose.



    ofc its not that's why Microsoft will replace it, but the store wouldn't really know if the OP had it replaced as he probably went through Microsoft instead of retailer

    qazim;2057117

    ofc its not that's why Microsoft will replace it, but the store wouldn't … ofc its not that's why Microsoft will replace it, but the store wouldn't really know if the OP had it replaced as he probably went through Microsoft instead of retailer



    Ah, i see. Well I would still try taking it back to the shop, just in case. Worked for us.

    t0mm;2057114

    Ps3 can be upgraded to 250 i believe?PS3 is free online, i don't give a … Ps3 can be upgraded to 250 i believe?PS3 is free online, i don't give a toss if xbox has a bigger community, if i can play online that's fine.Bluray games? no. just dvds.ANDapparently is the key word. go google its definition.



    fine......free online community.....but Xbox is cost £40 a year and STILL is the bigger nuff said.....im not fan boy buts its logic to get Xbox 360

    WOW! No Blu-Ray games so what ? If they fit fine on DVD whats the problem ?

    I was thinking of getting PS3 but then when i heard MGS4 is going down the hill whats the point?

    and
    kotaku.com/339…007

    nuff said!

    superfran;2057129

    Ah, i see. Well I would still try taking it back to the shop, just in … Ah, i see. Well I would still try taking it back to the shop, just in case. Worked for us.



    Might help the OP if you mention the retailer ?

    to get RROD just get some towls and pack it all around the little buger then put it in the smallest space you can find (make sure all holes are coverd!!! (i put mine in an empty fishtank and sealed it)

    then after like 1hr take it our and istantly put in the AV calbe only and wiggle it a bit up n down.... dont damage the calbe your just breaking the connections inside....... now let it cool down and whola one RROD console. IE free repair ;-)

    qazim;2057135

    fine......free online community.....but Xbox is cost £40 a year and STILL … fine......free online community.....but Xbox is cost £40 a year and STILL is the bigger nuff said.....im not fan boy buts its logic to get Xbox 360WOW! No Blu-Ray games so what ? If they fit fine on DVD whats the problem ?I was thinking of getting PS3 but then when i heard MGS4 is going down the hill whats the point?andhttp://kotaku.com/339165/calling-it-the-xbox-360-won-2007nuff said!



    If that isnt a fanboy, i don't know what is.
    You're as bad as dandoc2!
    I've had 5 360's and all have broken within the timeframe of the first one's warrenty!
    You may have won last year but thats the past right?
    Hasn't PS3 won the first 4 months of 2008?

    t0mm;2057163

    If that isnt a fanboy, i don't know what is.You're as bad as dandoc2!I've … If that isnt a fanboy, i don't know what is.You're as bad as dandoc2!I've had 5 360's and all have broken within the timeframe of the first one's warrenty!You may have won last year but thats the past right? Hasn't PS3 won the first 4 months of 2008?



    no its just this month from what I have read.....lol 5 Xbox 360's man thats badd.......and if you look @ dont say "you" may have one as im not Microsoft!

    and im not a fanboy, got a Wii & Xbox 360.....want to get a PS3 but dont see the point YET!

    qazim;2057141

    Might help the OP if you mention the retailer ?



    I have on the last page

    My first 4 360's had RROD
    The last had DVD drive failure.

    vixygwim;2057168

    :lol:First the M$ fanboys declare that HD-DVD owns Bluray even though … :lol:First the M$ fanboys declare that HD-DVD owns Bluray even though HD-DVD is now dead in its current form.Then when a RUMOUR is spread around saying that the 360 MIGHT get a Bluray player of some sort the M$ fanboys declare that the 360 is still worth buying because it MIGHT get a Bluray player...!!!!!!Ass backwards if you ask me.Yes the PS3 internal hard drive can be upgraded to 250 GB for about £50, try doing that with the 360 (external doesn't count).



    lol - better or not better there the same 2 me its just a dvd, that allows me to watch HD content

    Why would yu need 250GB on a ps3?

    and seriously i do think its going to get Blue-Ray......Microsoft wouldnt wanna loose out just over an optical drive would they? but Microsoft say there concentrating on digital downloads so meh maybe no blue-ray

    t0mm;2057212

    My first 4 360's had RRODThe last had DVD drive failure.



    sad really.....never had a problem with mind ..... but o well anyone with RROS can get it replaced for free with 3 year warrenty on that

    superfran;2057203

    I have on the last page




    my bad!

    vixygwim;2057241

    I store Bluray rips downloaded off the net on the internal HD (~ 5GB).



    Oh piracy

    I'm still on my release day 360, its been back twice for RROD (which went to Havant in posrtsmouth) and is now on its Frankfurt for a new disk drive, I dont think you'd get away with pretending it's RROD, they'd just post it back saying it works fine.

    Original Poster

    ctuk;2057293

    I'm still on my release day 360, its been back twice for RROD (which went … I'm still on my release day 360, its been back twice for RROD (which went to Havant in posrtsmouth) and is now on its Frankfurt for a new disk drive, I dont think you'd get away with pretending it's RROD, they'd just post it back saying it works fine.



    Well this is what i was considering doing but like u say, im not sure id get away with it

    qazim;2057217

    Why would yu need 250GB on a ps3?


    For the soon to be released PVR perhaps?

    if you want to buy one, i would consider buying console only as i need spares for a console im reparing
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